Category: Business Trends

Why We Must Be So Careful About Where We Spend Our Time

Why we must be so careful about where we spend our time…

“As William James observed, we must reflect that, when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default. We are at risk, without quite fully realizing it, of living

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The New Digital World of Work – How it is Changing HR (In India)

I just finished an amazing week in India, including a speech at a major HR Technology conference in Delhi.

As many of you may know, India is now the second largest internet market and the HR community in this country is terrific. I have never met so many passionate, intelligent, focused HR professionals in one ... Read more»

The New Organization: Different by Design

We just launched one of the world’s largest studies of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands of ... Read more»

Purpose at Work: It Comes from Within

Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs “purposeful.”

Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, and described how LinkedIn creates purpose.  Earlier this year the New York Times described how Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, has applied purpose to their workforce. And my own ... Read more»

A New Market is Born: Employee Engagement, Feedback, and Culture Apps

As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention has become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture the Hottest Topic in Business Today, CEOs are bending over backwards to make their company a “great place to work.” Free food, unlimited vacation, yoga classes, and lavish educational ... Read more»

Is IT a profession in Crisis? Why IT professionals feel left out.

The world of Information Technology has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Decades ago, Information Technology (IT) was considered a creative and strategic profession. These individuals developed applications, integrated systems, architected data structures, and were responsible for many of the most strategic technologies in business.

Today, however, IT is far less sexy, and one ... Read more»

Is Corporate Talent Management Dead?  If So, What’s Next?

Is Corporate Talent Management Dead? If So, What’s Next?

The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues companies face.

For the last ten years businesses and human resources departments have been heavily focused on building talent management strategies. Originally conceived as programs to help manage ... Read more»

Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia.  It’s Different.

Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia. It’s Different.

I recently completed a tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating trip and I want to share a few thoughts.

1. Leadership Gaps Abound, and yes, Asian Leaders Behave Differently.

It’s easy to generalize about Asia (economies are growing rapidly, nationalities ... Read more»

The Year of the Employee: Human Resources, Leadership and HR Technology Predictions for 2014

Bersin Predictions for 2014In 2014 the world of Talent, Leadership and HR will undergo dramatic change.   (Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.)

The economy will accelerate its growth.  Global growth will create a new level of competition for people. People will look to change jobs and seek better opportunities. HR organizations will shift their focus ... Read more»